About Troop 2 

When we meet


We meet from 7:00-8:30pm on Thursday nights as posted in the Troop 2 calendar.

  • Troop Meetings - Every Thursday (Except 1st) at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Patrol Leaders Council Meetings - 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Committee Meetings - 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Where we meet


St. Joseph School Cafeteria
340 Manor Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335

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Monthly activities


Each month the troop goes on an outing.  Typically for these we leave on Friday evening and return on Sunday. These are usually camps, adventures such as skiing, mountain biking, sailing or climbing.

Summer camp


Troop 2 attends a week-long summer camp each year, typically in July t at a Boy Scout Camp.

 

 

 

Join Us!

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir
 “The earth has music for those who listen.” – William Shakespeare
“The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir

Scout Oath:

On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

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Scout Law:

A Scout Is:
Trustworthy, Loyal,
Helpful, Friendly,
Courteous, Kind,
Obedient, Cheerful,
Thrifty, Brave,
Clean, and Reverent.

 

 

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Requirements


  1. Meet the age requirements. Be a boy who is 11 years old, or one who has completed the fifth grade or earned the Arrow of Light Award and is at least 10 years old, but is not yet 18 years old.
  2. Find a Scout troop near your home.
  3. Complete a Boy Scout application and health history signed by your parent or guardian.
  4. Repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.
  5. Demonstrate the Scout sign, salute, and handshake.
  6. Demonstrate tying the square knot (a joining knot).
  7. Understand and agree to live by the Scout Oath or Promise, Law, motto, and slogan, and the Outdoor Code.
  8. Describe the Scout badge.
  9. Complete the pamphlet exercises. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide.
  10. Participate in a Scoutmaster conference. Turn in your Boy Scout application and health history form signed by your parent or guardian, then participate in a Scoutmaster conference
 
  • The application form to join Boy Scouting is available online for download here .

 

Costs:

Dues:  Annual Dues $150 for existing scouts and $75 for newly crossed over scouts are mandatory. The dues, along with other sources of income, such as flower sales, will be used to fund the troop operations, including weekend camping, 5 to 6 times a year, when site fees and food expense are needed.

 

Optional Fees:  (only when participating):

1. Boy Scout Summer Weekly Residence Camp

2. High Adventure Events such as rafting, zip-lining, skiing, See base, Philmont, etc.

3. Entertainment Events such as movies, golfing, bowling, go-car etc.

4. Uniforms and Supplies, etc.

No boys should be discouraged from joining the boy scout. If parents have difficulty to pay the mandatory dues, please discuss with the scout master or the committee chairperson.

 

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